When your roofing contractor performs annual maintenance on your slate, ceramic, or clay tile roof, they check the following:
- Cracked or broken tiles
- Missing or misaligned tiles
- Water stains or leaks inside the house, typically in the attic or top floor
- The gutters. They also clean the gutters to keep debris from building up.
- If the flashings are intact, since flashings prevent water from getting beneath the tiles and causing damage.
- The wooden roof decking beneath the tiles, since the decking supports the tiles’ weight, and it needs to be intact for the tiles to stay in place.
All these inspection steps allow your roofing contractor to determine your tile or slate roof’s current condition. Once your roofing contractor completes their residential roof inspection, they begin repairing any problems or troubles spots they found on your roof. These small repairs and roof maintenance tasks prevent those small problems from growing larger in the long run. Overall, these yearly tile and slate roof maintenance services extend the life of your roof.